Sometime in the early 1990's I met up with "Pylon Dave Jone's" who lived in Oklahoma/U.S.A. Dave sent me over 500 color 3-1/2" x 5" prints. I scanned in all of the photos, including several black and white prints then made a "master" CD disk a[...]
Drone control Tigercats served the fleet along and well, their excellent performance continuing to give them capability to work with with newer hight-performance target drones as they entered service in early 1950s. on December 1956, the Chief O[...]
My last kit F-7F 3 from U.S.M.C., MAG-33, Phoang, Korea, 1953
Hi all, I hope you are having a good Christmastime with friends and family.
I have had this kit sitting for a while waiting to get the outer wing panels properly set to finish the kit. It is the AMT 1/48 F7F-2N.
I made use of Obscureco replacem[...]
This is another one of my favorite planes.
This one was built with the addition of a set of True Details resin wheels. I had heard some of the horror stories about how the wheels fall apart after a while so I replaced them right off the bat.[...]
Something I did a few years ago, Snakeyes and gun pod came from Monogram F-4, rocket pods from Heller T-28, AIM-9's from spare parts box, fuel tanks from Hasegawa T-33, seat- Airfix Tornado. Not sure about the decals but they are S. Vietnam [...]
I found this F7F-3N AMT kit to be a smooth build with no noticeable problems other than those that were self-inflicted. Despite filling the nose with lead, I found the model to be a dedicated tail-sitter. AMT must have been aware of that as they[...]
Well, not only do I love vintage jets, but I'm also a s****r for anything with a round engine! (Hearing EAA's B-17 flying around yesterday got me thinking about it again!)I think the Tigercat ranks among the best looking of them all! (Well, may[...]
This is AMT/Ertl's original boxing of the Tigercat, the tools now owned by Italeri and since reboxed under their brand with minor improvements. The AMT kit is notorious for the awful tires used which would literally melt the wheels after awh[...]
Here is a 1/48 F7F that I did a while back. It was a first attempt to replicate the "blurred prop" effect seen in photos of real aircraft. I think it turned out well.
The blurred props were done with clear plastic that was masked and sprayed wi[...]